Grapes

‘Duke’ of Michigan winegrapes retires

Michigan fruit growers took a long lunch Tuesday, Jan. 15, celebrating the career of "Duke" Elsner, who advised winegrape growers for decades in the fast-growing industry. Elsner retired from his full-time work with Michigan State... more »

Inaugural Global Grape Summit set in London this June

The first-ever edition of the Global Grape Summit will take place in London later this year, bringing together leading table grape players from around the world to address the most important topics in the rapidly... more »

Michigan Craft Beverage Council grant proposals due Feb. 26

The Michigan Craft Beverage Council (MCBC) announces a request for proposals (RFP) for projects to commence May 1, 2019. The MCBC's anticipated budget for 2019 awards is $350,000. Individual proposals are limited to a maximum... more »

New partnerships support Michigan wine industry

Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center at Michigan State University (MSU), The School of Hospitality Business at MSU, Michigan Wine Collaborative (MWC), and Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) have formed a new partnership.... more »

Crush report in California faces shutdown delays

The ongoing federal government shutdown, which began Dec. 22, may soon affect a key program of great importance to winegrape growers. Thursday, Jan. 10 is the deadline for wineries to submit grape purchase data from... more »

EPA approves ReLoad fungicide (phosphate) for grapes

The U.S. EPA has approved a new unique phosphate fungicide – Belchim Crop Protection USA’s ReLoad – and it is now available for state registration. ReLoad is a 53.6 percent mono- and di-basic sodium, potassium and... more »

Spotted Lanternfly Preparedness Conference set

The University of Massachusetts Extension has scheduled a "Spotted Lanternfly Conference" for Feb. 7 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Milford, Massachusetts. The event will be held from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., will focus on the spotted... more »

Fetzer Vineyards COO is ‘Green Personality of the Year’

Fetzer Vineyards' Chief Operating Officer Cindy DeVries was named 2018's Green Personality of the Year by The Drinks Business Green Awards. Celebrating its 50th... more »


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